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Spark plug wires and discolored pipes!

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So I have an issue that I guess I should get sorted out. When I changed my spark plugs a couple weeks back on my '03 ACE 750, I noticed that the wire on the forward cylinder (gear shift side) had some corrosion in the boot and it didn't really click onto the plug. I recently noticed the the front exhaust pipe has started getting a slight brown tint to it, so I was thinking that if both plugs aren't firing, maybe there is some incompletely burned fuel making its way into the pipes and burning there causing them to get a bit too hot. First off, does this sound like a reasonable explanation, and on a second note, does anyone have an old wire for that plug laying around that I could replace it with? :lol: I would be willing to pay for it! (Just not Honda price haha)
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Did you feel a big lack of power? Usually when only one cylinder fires it doesnt go unnoticed. Intermittent ignition failure could also be noticable in performance issues or even exhaust popping.
You could also measure the resistance of the front ignition coil measuring through the plugs, look up the reference in a service manual.
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